Michelle Tractenberg: Scheduling Prevented Me From Playing Bella in ‘Twilight’

By: Taryn Ryder / December 1, 2011

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We can never imagine Twilight without our girl Kristen Stewart, but Michelle Trachtenberg told Us Weekly the role was almost hers but “schedules never worked out.”

“There was definitely interest here and there because there’s only so few pale girls in Hollywood,” she explained. “I’ve known [director] Catherine Hardwicke since the movie Thirteen. I was actually supposed to star in that, but I was on Buffy at the time.”

Because of her hit TV show, Michelle says she isn’t too upset about missing out on playing the role of Bella Swan.

“I already have Buffy,” she added. “I’ve already done the vampire thing.”

On that note take a look at our gallery of stars who almost got the part: